Before he was taken by AIDS, Eazy-E and the N.W.A. (N*ggas With Attitude) ruled the streets of Compton. He was the epitome of a real gangsta, and it was projected in his music. His songs would be the theme music of the streets, guiding the youth of Compton to follow in his footsteps. His unmatched charisma and delivery are just enough to make him one of the most influential rappers in the gangsta rap genre. For those who find themselves unfamiliar with Eazy, allow the introduction to proceed. Here are 6 interesting facts about the rap legend Eazy-E.
1.) He dropped out of High School at the 10th Grade
Just when you thought he might not be the best example for your kids to look up to, don’t worry. Eventually he would go back to get his G.E.D.
2.) Eazy-E has been called “The Godfather of Gangsta Rap”
As a pioneer of N.W.A., it was only right that he’d be given such a status.
3.)Eazy-E was buried in Golden Casket
When Easy died, he kept it real until the end. Not only was he buried in a golden casket. He was buried in his hood clothes (a flannel, jeans, a Compton hat, and some Lokes). He was only 31.
4.) He has his own Holiday in Compton
The mayor of Compton declared every Friday to be “Eric Wright Day” at Eazy’s funeral. It wasn’t until Compton was famous that the mayor took a liking to Eazy and became a fan.
5.) He has 7 different children from 6 women
Not only that, but he paid 50,000 every month for each of his children. Eazy was a real gangsta who wasn’t scared of anything. Not even alimony.
6.) “The MuthaF***in Real” Was the Last Song Eazy Ever Wrote
The song featured former N.W.A. members MC Ren and DJ Yella.
Rest easy, Eazy.